2021-2022 Catalog

BIO 369 Biological Oceanography

Biological oceanography will focus on the biology of the open ocean, with emphasis placed on relating parameters of the physical-chemical ocean to the distribution and abundance of marine organisms. We will focus on understanding the physical and biological processes of the Southern California marine area using field and laboratory techniques. Using examples from our local ecosystem, students will explore the intricacies of macro-scale oceanographic processes. Includes one three-hour laboratory per week. Labs may take longer than the scheduled laboratory period to accommodate field trips.


4 units


BIO 260, BIO 270, or permission of instructor


BIO 369L

Core Requirements Met

  • Laboratory Science